Wheat Varieties

The Nebraska Wheat Board supports research and breeding programs with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and USDA ARS in an effort to improve agronomic performance of varieties for producers, and end-use quality characteristics for millers, bakers and consumers. Different varieties of wheat have different characteristics that make them more suitable to some growing regions of the state over others. NWB encourages producers to consider using Certified Seed and to examine the different sources of data available to them when making decisions on which varieties to plant.

For information on current varieties available and their respective characteristics and performances in trials, the following materials are available to producers:

  • 2023 Variety Survey detailing info on top planted HRW, HWW and HRS wheat varieties based on data from NCIA and NWB.
  • 2023 Fall Seed Guide brought to you by the University of Nebraska Crops Testing program includes the 3-year trial data for all varieties (public or private) that were submitted and planted in UNL-run variety test plots.
  • 2023 – 2024 Nebraska Certified Seed Book including descriptions of all certified seed varieties (public and private) and where respective varieties can be purchased.

Nebraska Wheat has been keeping track of state varieties since 1955.